Gokyo and Everest Base Camp trek

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  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 16+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Maximum altitude 5550 meters
  • Trek difficulty Medium
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  • Starts Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Ends Kathmandu, Nepal
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HIGHLIGHTS
  • See spectacular mountain views from Kalapatar
  • Cross the world famous pass Chola La at 5420m
  • Explore the Sherpa museum in Namche Bazar
  • Visit the beautiful Gokyo lake from the Gokyo peak
This comprehensive trek gives you the grand tour of the famous and stunning Everest region. If you are up for an adventure and a challenge, then join us for this strenuous trek to Gokyo Lake and over Cho La Pass, leading into the Khumbu/Everest valley above Lobuche. The trail continues up to Kalapattar and then back to Lukla via Tengboche and Namche Bazaar, the capital of the Everest region.

On the trek, you will reach three very impressive vantage points: Gokyo Peak at 5,321m, Cho La Pass at 5,330m and finally Kalapattar at 5,643 m. All three vantage points will, aside from rewarding you with an incomparable sense of achievement, provide you with fantastic views and mountain landscapes to remember for a lifetime.

With eight of the world’s ten highest peaks, Nepal is loaded with spectacular mountain vistas. Trekking in the Everest area is an awesome experience, not only for its proximity to the world’s highest mountain but also for its friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, great variety of cultures and traditions, colourful festivals and monasteries. The flora and fauna are other ornaments of the Sagarmatha National Park. The story of the yeti is still a mystery and the legend lives on in the Khumbu region.

Strenuous trekking is continuously rewarded with dramatic Himalayan scenery, including four of the world's eight highest peaks: Mt. Cho Oyu (8,201m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Lhotse (8,516 m) and Mt. Everest (8,850m). Breathtaking mountain vistas are complemented by visits to Sherpa villages, homes and monasteries offering you an insight into the quiet but culturally vibrant Sherpa-way-of-life, famous for their mountaineering skills.

The itinerary provided (see the next tab) is a suggested outline which covers all highlights of the Khumbu region and the most visited places. You will be overnighting in guesthouses and we will follow a proper acclimatization process, as safety remains our top priority.

If you are able to walk up to 8 hours a day, you can do this trek. If in doubt, we recommend adding a porter upon checking out. One porter can carry up to 30 kgs and can thus be shared between two people.
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 2 reviews
  • Matthew Shea
  • From UK
  • On May 09 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
“Excellent”
  • Bob Leonard
  • From USA
  • On Jan 21 2015
5 - Excellent
Gokyo and Everest Base Camp
“I did the Everest Base Camp/Gokyo trek with Unique Path Trekking. Booking our small group (4) with Babu was easy, and the trek more than met our expectations. Our guide, Jeevan, was knowledgable, accommodating, and enjoyable to travel with. Recommend Unique Pathways heartily.”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Fly from Kathmandu to Lukla & Trek to Phakding (2,610m)
  • Day 2: Trek from Phakding to Namche Bazaar (3,440m)
  • Day 3: Acclimatization day At Namche Bazaar.
  • Day 4: Trek from Namche Bazaar to Thyangboche (3,857m).
  • Day 5: Trek from Tengboche to Dingboche (4,410m)
  • Day 6: Second Acclimatization day at Dingboche (4,410m).
  • Day 7: Trek from Dingboche to Lobuje (4,910m).
  • Day 8: Lobuje - Everest Base Camp and back to Gorak Shep.
  • Day 9: Kalapathar (5,545m) & overnight at Zongla (4,710m).
  • Day 10: Zongla to Thagna (4,500m) via Chola La Pass(5,420m)
  • Day 11: Trek to Gokyo lakes (4,790m).
  • Day 12: Trek to Gokyo Ri and Machhermo
  • Day 13: Trek down to Namche Bazzar (3,440m).
  • Day 14: Trek from Namche Bazzar to Lukla (2,840m).
  • Day 15: Fly from Lukla and back to Kathmandu.
WHAT'S INCLUDED
  • Airport pick up/drop by private tourist vehicles.
  • Both ways domestic flight tickets from KTM/Lukla/KTM with airport tax.
  • Accommodation on a twin-sharing basis during the trek.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English-speaking trekking guide.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide.
  • Trekking Map.
  • First aid medical kit, Ox meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  • Four season sleeping bag, down jackets, Duffle bag (bag pack) and walking sticks (to be returned after the trek).
  • All necessary paper works and Everest national park entry permits. Pasang Lamu rural municipality entry permit.
  • TIMS (Trekkers' Information Management System).
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.
OPTIONAL ADDONS (Available during check-out)
  • Porter
  • Sightseeing in Kathmandu.
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Accommodation and Meals and drinks whilst in Kathmandu.
  • Meals and drinks in trekking.
  • Personal trekking equipment
  • Nepal Visa fee (visa charge USD 40 for 30 days)
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Personal shopping and laundry, shower etc.
  • Tips for trekking staff (tipping is expected).
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CANCELLATION

Free cancellation up to 60 days prior departure, after which the deposit becomes non-refundable.

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How much money do I need to bring with me?

    Your personal budget obviously depends on your spending habits and what is included in your trip cost. If accommodation is included, but meals are not, we would suggest that you bring around 30 USD per day per person for meals. Having a hot shower or charging your device sometimes costs extra. There are also sometimes small crafts/souvenirs to buy along the trekking route which you may want to bring extra money for. Also, consider whether you would be staying in Kathmandu or Pokhara before or after your trek.

  • How much should my backpack weigh?

    A properly packed backpack (not including your day pack) should ideally not weigh more than 13 kg. It is also important to note that if you are taking a flight to the start of your trek, many smaller aircraft have weight restrictions. For example, if you are flying from Kathmandu to Lukla, you are only allowed 10kg of checked luggage, and 5 kg of hand baggage. Thus, in case of a small flight, you should ideally pack a 10 kg backpack for checked luggage, and then add 5 kg in your hand baggage. You can then re-shuffel the weigt once you start your trek at the trailhead.  

  • Do I need a porter?

    The decision to hire a porter is up to you and usually based on your fitness level and/or budget. One porter can be shared between two people and can carry up to 25 kg. Many trekkers hire a porter to have a more comfortable trek.

  • Do I require a porter for carrying water?

    On most popular treks you can expect plenty of places where you can refill your water bottle, meaning you don’t need to carry a huge water supply with you. Bring an extra bottle of water if you are concerned. If you already have a porter, you can ask him/her to carry water as long as it is within the weight limit. Another option is to carry water purification tablets or LifeStraw, both of which can be found in Kathmandu.

  • When should I arrive in Kathmandu before the tour?

    We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the start day of the trek because the tour operators usually require one working day to arrange trekking permits. Arrive earlier if you want to explore Kathmandu on your own or acclimate to any time differences.

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